May Classic Club Meme Question

Thursday, May 2, 2013



Tell us about the classic book(s) you’re reading this month.

I’m planning on reading either Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome or Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut is already a favorite author and this one has been on my TBR list for years. The other is a children’s classic and the beginning of a series. People always talk about how wonderful these books are and I thought a lovely children’s summer adventure book might be perfect in the midst of Spring.

Anyone have a recommendation of which to read first?

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10 comments:

Brona Joy said...

My boss loves Swallows and Amazons from his childhood. I believe that Ransome's backstory is rather fascinating too if you get a chance to look into his bio.

Cat said...

Swallows and Amazons is good but as I haven't read Vonnegut I don't know how they compare. Hope you will enjoy both of them.

Loni said...

What children's book do you plan on reading? I've read one for the Classics Club already and I plan on reading at least one more. I've been reading a lot of children's books (classic and contemporary) the past couple years (since having kids of my own) and I've gotten a lot more critical of them.

Jeanne said...

I am a big fan of Swallows and Amazons.

readinpleasure said...

I am reading Oliver Twist a carry over from the Classics Spin

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Brona Joy - I'll have to look up info on him. I love learning author's back stories.

Cat - I've read lots of Vonnegut, so I decided to go with Swallows and Amazons first!

Loni - I'm reading a few of the older classics like the Wizard of Oz series and re-reading old favorites like The Secret Garden. It's different to read them as an adult.

Jeanne - I decided to read that one first and it was so fun!

readinpleasure - If it's your first Dickens I would highly recommend following it up with Great Expectations, which I loved much more.

Sarah said...

Swallows and Amazons sounds really fun!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Sarah - I can't believe I missed that whole series when I was young!

Karen said...

I've never read any Vonnegut so can't comment on that. I have however read Swallows and Amazons and - sorry to say - found it really tedious. Yes I know I am not in the age group of the intended reader but even if I was I would be less than satisfied with the lack of adventure.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Karen - I've finished Swallows now and I definitely understand your reaction. I think it would have been much better to read when I was little.